GAL VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Guardians ad Litem are the voice for abused, neglected and abandoned children in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties. Child advocate volunteers receive training at no cost. If you have any questions about GAL training requirements, please contact one of our child advocate recruiters at 904.255.8349.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - PHASE 1
PRE-SERVICE TRAINING - PHASE 2
Feb. 28 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Volunteer Pre-Service Trainings are held in the GAL First Coast Office (Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Ste. 6004, Jacksonville, FL 32202)
Please schedule an orientation with our Child Advocate Recruiters: Samari Franco at
904.255.8440 ext. 8349 or Natalie Meyer at 904.255.8440 ext. 8342.
GAL VOLUNTEER TRAINING VIDEOS
PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS AND OUR FOSTER YOUTH
Presented by Christine Meyer, Supervising Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Program
“You can’t patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.” As advocates for children, the Guardian ad Litem Program is not looking for a temporary fix for a child’s emotional needs. Foster care children are prescribed psychotropic medications at rates significantly higher than their same-aged peers. This training will provide attendees with an understanding and workable knowledge of the laws and policies that exist to protect and monitor the children and youth who are taking these powerful medications.
GAL VOLUNTEER TESTIMONY WORKSHOP
Presented by Hillary Kambour, Esq., Former Director of Training for the Guardian ad Litem Program
GAL Volunteer Testimony Workshop Part I and II. Hillary Kambour, Esq. explains everything a GAL volunteer needs to know about the courtroom process. Hillary explains courtroom rules, practice and procedure in the two part training.